Blizzard Entertainment announced that they will not have a booth present at this year’s Gamescom event. Blizzard stated that they are opting to focus on development but will still have official Blizzard merchandise at the show for people to purchase.
The company issued the following statement about their withdrawal from the European event:
As part of a renewed effort this year to maintain our focus on development, for our current games and our future projects, we won’t have a booth at gamescom 2019. The show is an important one for the European and global gaming community, and we’re going to miss meeting players in Cologne this year. You’ll still be able to find Blizzard gear in the gamescom 2019 shop area, and we’re looking forward to returning to the gamescom show floor in the future. We’re also looking forward to sharing more details about the projects we’re currently working on when the time is right.
Historically, Blizzard made some big announcements at Gamescom, including World of Warcraft: Legion, in addition to Hearthstone’s first-ever cooperative raid.